Orlando Aerospace Short Course

Orlando, Florida // OCTOBER 19-23, 2020

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Orlando

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1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Early registration deadline: September 4, 2020

Click on any course title below to see the course description, and click on the blue button at the bottom of the course description to get additional course details and to register for the course.

Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Instructor: Mark S. Ewing
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This course is an introduction to analysis and design of aircraft structures. Course content includes design criteria, structural design concepts, loads and load paths, metallic and composite materials; static strength, buckling and crippling, durability and damage tolerance, practical design considerations, certification and repair. Analysis exercises and a design project are included to better involve students in the learning process.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, certification authorities and educators whose responsibilities include aircraft structures.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This was an incredible experience for me to be in here, listen to Mark Ewing about aerospace and meet with people from all around the world.” ~ Tarik Gencay, System Installation Engineer, Turkish Aerospace (2019 San Diego attendee)

“The instructor was very knowledgeable on all topics discussed. He was very open to discussion and entertained communication throughout the week.” ~ John Scully, Structures Engineer (2019 San Diego attendee)

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Application of Human Factors Engineering to the Life Cycle Management of Aeronautical Products and Systems

Instructor: Andrew Apppleton
October 19-22, 2020
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This introductory course will provide attendees with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Human System Integration (HSI) to their daily work. Attendees will attain familiarity with and trust in HFE/HSI principles and practices to consider and implement at their workplace. This understanding will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to inject HFE/HSI at an early stage in the life cycle of their aeronautical products and systems. Doing so will produce a safer, user-centered product that can lower the cost of the product over the entire course of its life cycle.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs

Who should attend?

Aeronautical product designers, aeronautical system specialist engineers, aviation system safety specialists, aircraft occupant safety specialists and airworthiness program managers.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) Safety Assessment – 25.1709

Instructor: Thomas N. Naylor
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for engineers, technicians and managers involved in the design and certification of Transport Category Aircraft. The course is intended for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and aircraft modifiers.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“The course was very intuitive and highlighted the importance of EWIS considerations. It also highlighted the fatal consequences of not considering EWIS, which was a definite eye-opener. Really enjoyed the interactive problem solving and activities throughout the course.” ~ Matthew Walker, New Zealand Defence Force (2019 San Diego attendee)

“Tom was great at explaining EWIS fundamentals. He was able to clearly explain the difference between 1309 and 1709. Course was easy to follow and Tom answered all questions very well.” ~ 2019 San Diego attendee

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification. Student teams will review FAA Advisory Circulars and present practical applications of the information in a simulation of the EWIS certification process. EWIS requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This is a very valuable class to take. As an aircraft structural analyst, I highly recommend stress and design engineers take this class to gain a better understanding about wire installations that always go through our structure/commodities. In addition, Bruce was the best instructor among the four classes I’ve taken with KU.” ~ Diah Darmawaty, Aircraft Structural Engineer, The Boeing Company

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Unique Challenges

Instructor: George Cusimano
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are comprised of an unmanned vehicle (UAV), a manned control element(s), and various data and control links. Although unmanned, the vehicle is still an aircraft and must be tested with the same rigor and precision as manned systems. However, being "unmanned" and being part of an integrated system, UAVs demand unique flight test approaches that present corresponding challenges. If these challenges go unmet, the UAS Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E) program often experiences unacceptable cost and schedule overruns, which could lead to program termination. This course introduces the primary challenges associated with flight-testing remotely piloted and command-directed (a.k.a. autonomous) vehicles, with primary emphasis on Tactical, MALE and HALE class systems. The course also recommends solutions to these challenges that are meant to either mitigate or eliminate potential problems before they become unmanageable.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for practicing flight test engineers, test pilots, test managers, aircraft engineers, aircraft designers and educators who already possess a fundamental understanding of flight test principles and practices. The course content is also appropriate for civilian, military and academic researchers.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This course was a great learning experience for beginners in a flight test environment. The instructor was very knowledgeable and used real-life examples and his past experience.” ~ Martial Ngangnang, Quality Systems & Design Engineer (2019 San Diego attendee)

“This course is well-structured, allowing people with different backgrounds to be at the same level. I found the topics about flight test process and the first flight planning to be very valuable.” ~ 2019 San Diego attendee

$1,895 (early registration)
$1,995 (regular registration)

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Fundamental Avionics

Instructor: Alfred Helfrick
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides a very broad overview of avionics. It covers the historical evolution of the avionics industry and usage of avionics to the present day. This gives the student an understanding of why avionics is what it is today, in addition to understanding how it works. The course covers legacy systems still in use and the latest state-of-the-art systems currently being installed. The avionics environment is an important part of this course. In the context of this course, "environment" refers not only to the physical environment of pressure, temperature, vibration, etc. but the regulatory environment. Systems are an important part of this course, and system communications and assessment are covered. This course introduces the student to the unique language of avionics (abbreviations, terms and acronyms) and connects these terms to the systems they represent.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is for engineers and technicians involved with avionics but who may not have attended formal courses in avionics. It would also suit those who work in a specific area of avionics and who would benefit from learning the latest developments in areas outside of their discipline or a brush-up on basics.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Dr. Helfrick is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of avionics systems, both ground-based and aircraft-based. He is also a very enthusiastic and entertaining speaker with plenty of “real world” stories to keep the class engaged.” ~ FAA Employee (2019 San Diego attendee)

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Principles of Aeroelasticity

Instructor: Thomas W. Hermann
October 19-23, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday

This course is designed to provide a qualitative understanding of aeroelastic behavior for aerospace vehicles. The class will explore different forms of aeroelastic phenomena and associated issues in structural dynamics and aerodynamic-structure interaction. Topics include solution methodologies, computational methods for aeroelastic analysis, development of the operational flight boundary, aeroservoelasticity, and contemporary topics such as limit cycle oscillations and related nonlinear pathologies in aeroelastic systems. The class addresses practical issues such as ground and flight tests. The course material will require selected study of the essential equations.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers and technical managers involved in aerospace vehicle design, analysis and testing related to aeroelastic response and stability issues. The level of class instruction is appropriate for engineers and managers with an undergraduate degree in engineering.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 19-21, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course reviews the fundamentals of developing and assessing electronic components to the standard RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The course also provides insight into the FAA's review process and guidance along with practical keys for successful development and certification. Practical exercises and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE. Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter to promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

Who should attend?

Designed for developers, avionics engineers, systems integrators, aircraft designers and others involved in development or implementation of complex electronic hardware and programmable devices (application specific integrated circuits, field-programmable gate arrays, etc.).

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Excellent lecture. Excellent content. Jeff Knickerbocker demonstrates an excellent knowledge in all aspects of DO-254, ARP 4756 and IMA. I’ve learned a lot, and highly recommend this course.” ~ Aminata Ndiaye, Senior Avionics Engineer (2019 San Diego attendee)

“Jeff created a high-level but complete presentation, and would get into details when necessary. He answered all my questions clearly. I highly recommend any course he is teaching.” ~ Ryan Griffin, Systems Engineer (2019 San Diego attendee)

$1,895 (early registration)
$1,995 (regular registration)

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Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 22, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides the fundamentals for developing and integrating IMA systems, using TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements), FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153) and DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations). Discussions and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

Earn 7 classroom hours and .7 CEUs.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE. Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter to promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for developers and integrators of integrated modular avionics systems. The focus will be on identifying challenges with IMA and satisfying the regulatory guidance.

$845 (early registration)
$945 (regular registration)

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